Error message

  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in template_preprocess_imageblock_content() (line 349 of /home/agbrief/agb/sites/all/modules/imageblock/imageblock.module).
  • Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in template_preprocess_imageblock_content() (line 349 of /home/agbrief/agb/sites/all/modules/imageblock/imageblock.module).

Japan

A second indication has emerged that Wakayama’s IR advocates are now moving away from their notion that casino entry might be limited to foreigners.

It’s 15 years since Macau flung open its arms to international gaming companies and major US operators wasted little time heading to the Far East to plant their flags firmly in the ground.

It’s 15 years since Macau flung open its arms to international gaming companies and major US operators wasted little time heading to the Far East to plant their flags firmly in the ground. US and Australian interests have dominated casino investment across Asia, with the Europeans notably absent, however, with Japan planning to open the market, there are signs that may be about to change. 



This content is for members only. To continue reading

Join Now

All four of Japan’s left-of-center political parties—the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, the Japan Communist Party, the Liberal Party, and the Social Democratic Party— have jointly submitted a bill to the Diet that would nullify the IR Promotion Act, which the Abe administration forced through a year ago.

MGM Resorts Japan has become an Official Partner with the Osaka government in its bid to host the 2025 World Expo at Yumeshima, the same location that is likely to become host to the nation’s first major urban IR.

Sega Sammy Creation has secured a license for the sale and distribution of gaming machines in Nevada, as of December 1.

Universal Entertainment Corporation has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Guangcai Group to establish a 50-50 joint venture corporation for the sales and maintenance of its casino-related devices in Southeast Asia.

Among the various international operators, Caesars Entertainment has been in engaging in the most robust dialogue with Japanese journalists and policymakers on the critical subject of problem gambling.

The Clairvest Group of Canada has become the first international operator to open an office in Nagasaki, anticipating the establishment of an IR at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo city.

In something of a surprise move, the ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and the Komeito party jointly submitted their gambling anti-addiction legislation to the Diet on Friday.

Lawrence Ho, chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, held a press conference on Thursday in Tokyo to reiterate his desire to build an IR in Japan, which he dubs the “City of the Future.”

Pages